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By Jack R. Van Der Slik

Charlie Rangel got here off the suggest streets of Harlem for his first election to the U.S. condominium of Congress in 1970. continually fashionably attired, he's a captivating guy with a distinctively raspy voice and a pointy humorousness. he's ever prepared with speedy and penetrating arguments for his perspectives. Charlie seems all you could count on a congressman to be.

By cultivating his congressional district, loyally vote casting for the liberal wing of the Democratic celebration and long-suffering persistence, Rangel ascended to the chairmanship of the home methods and capacity Committee in 2007, a best spot for congressional impression. With that prominence got here better visibility, media scrutiny and unhappy proof of a below honorable list of caring for himself in addition to his constituents.

Forty years after his first election to Congress, Charlie Rangel’s condominium colleagues censured him for moral misconduct. Rangel referred to as "Foul!" He stated his complete checklist deserved attention, not only his “sloppy error” approximately his source of revenue taxes and monetary records.

Jack R. Van Der Slik, an complete congressional pupil, bargains reasonable attention during this political biography of the enticing, yet occasionally slippery, successor to Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Rangel got here to the home as one of many "new breed," and has stayed lengthy, possibly too lengthy, as an "old bull." without doubt Charlie Rangel faithfully served Harlem. He additionally served himself, yet now not regularly the simplest pursuits of the american citizens who're now not his ingredients. yet you be the judge.

Written for a basic viewers in addition to for college students of politics, this ebook a lot approximately how good and badly Congress works and why it has turn into this type of partisan enviornment. With an interesting, yet disappointing crucial personality, this "Greek tragedy" ends with a end approximately Charlie Rangel-- "One is enough."

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